What is Obstetrics?
Obstetrics is the area of medicine concerned with the treatment of women during pregnancy (antenatal), labour and delivery, and the time after childbirth (postnatal). Once pregnancy has been confirmed, regular antenatal checks should be performed by a midwife, GP or obstetrician (doctor who is specialised in obstetrics). In the first 28 weeks, these checks will be done every month but will increase as the pregnancy progresses.
What is Gynaecology?
Gynaecology is the area of medicine that deals with health issues and conditions that are specific to women's reproductive organs and genitalia, excluding breast disease. The reproductive organs consist of: the ovaries that release an egg every month, the fallopian tubes that lead from the ovaries to the uterus (womb) which is where a baby will grow if the egg is fertilised during sexual intercourse, the cervix (opening of the uterus), the vagina and vulva.
Obstetrics & Gynaecology Services Provided by Counties Manukau Health
Counties Manukau Health Obstetrices & Gynaecology services are located at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic™ and Botany SuperClinic™.